Well, now is as good a time as any. If you’d like more information on gardening, this article can serve as a starting point for you. In the following paragraphs you will find insights and ideas you can apply to your gardening dreams.
In order not to shock your plants, you have to gradually accustom them to the change of temperature and conditions. Place them outside in the sunlight for an hour or two on the first day. Then over a weeks time, slightly increase their time outside. Finally, after about a week, you should be able to move them outside and leave them there for the summer.
Choose perennials that won’t be taken out by slugs. Slugs or snails can kill a plant very quickly. Snails and slugs like to eat perennials with smooth and thin leaves, especially if they are young plants. There are perennials that slugs do not want to eat, the ones that they hate have hairy leaves, or are unappealing to their taste. Examples of these include euphorbia, hellebourus and achillea. Others you may want to consider are campanula and heuchera.
Starting a garden which is pest-free is easy, if you have healthy soil. The hearty plants that will grow in a garden with rich soil can resist the bugs and diseases that weak plants can’t withstand. Starting with soil that is in good condition can yield the best plants.
During winter, you should take your favorite plants inside. You may be able to save your most resistant or expensive plants. Dig around roots carefully before transferring to a pot.
The approach of fall means you need to start planting autumn goodies. Try planting your fall veggies, especially leafy greens, inside of a pumpkin! Once you cut an opening at the top of the pumpkin and scoop out the insides, spray the inside and edges with Wilt-Pruf to keep the pumpkin from rotting. When this is finished, you are now ready to plant.
Do not mow your lawn too short. If you leave some of the grass when you mow, the roots grow further into the ground, which makes the grass less prone to drying and other hazards. The shorter the grass is, the shorter the roots are, which leads to a dry lawn.
Do you want fresh mint leaves without having to worry about them growing too quickly? Rein in their growth by planting the mint in a large pot or garden container instead. Then, you can plant the container into the ground. However, the container walls will keep the roots held, and prevent the plant from consuming too much of your garden space.
To ensure a healthy garden, make sure you surround your plants with a few inches of good organic mulch. Mulch will retain water so that you won’t have to water your plants as often. It will also prevent the growth of weeds. This will save you a ton of time and work.
Read instructions on new horticulture chemicals and tools before you use them. If you ignore them, you can irritate your skin in most painful ways. So make sure you take precautions, follow the simple directions and be safe.
Try placing evergreens that grow berries around your garden. These types of trees can offer your garden a splash of color, especially during the winter when all other plants and trees have lost their hues. Some plants that will provide color in the winter include the American Cranberrybush, the American Holly, the Common Snowberry, and the Winterberry.
After reading this article, you should be on the right path to having your own garden. It is amazing how much you can learn, even after thinking that you were pretty knowledgeable. The above tips have hopefully spurred some great ideas that you can use in your own backyard to create a garden you can be proud of.